Tech Media and Democracy at Cornell Tech in association with Columbia University, Parsons School of Design, New York University
A website that aggregates and verifies snippets of stories and posts written by people from all over the world about surviving the pandemic - or doing/witnessing an act of kindness during the pandemic. People all over are being overloaded with negative news. The aim of the website is to provide users with a sense of strength, and hope. The content is scraped from public posts of various social media platforms, and manually verified before being uploaded. However, by using sentiment analysis, we are able to cut down the volume of content to 1/4 th the original volume. This makes it possible to upload verified positive content to the website. We hope that this site will form an online safe space for the user where they do not have to worry about accidentally coming across negative content, while simultaneously behaving as a curation of stories on how humans coped with and grew through the pandemic.